Jason Kidd

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Basketball player
Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd Nets coach cropped.jpg

Jason Kidd as coach (2014)

Player information
Full name Jason Frederick Kidd
Nickname J-Kidd, Mr. Triple Double
birthday 23rd March 1973 (age 47)
place of birth San Francisco , California , USA
size 193 cm
Weight 92 kg
position Point guard
college University of California, Berkeley
NBA draft 1994 , 2nd pick , Dallas Mavericks
Clubs as active
1994-1996 United StatesUnited States Dallas Mavericks
1996-2001 United StatesUnited States Phoenix Suns
2001-2008 United StatesUnited States New Jersey Nets
2008–2012 United StatesUnited States Dallas Mavericks
2012-2013 United StatesUnited States New York Knicks
National team
2000-2008 United StatesUnited States United States 26 games
Clubs as coaches
2013-2014 United StatesUnited States Brooklyn Nets
2014-2018 United StatesUnited States Milwaukee Bucks
2019– United StatesUnited States Los Angeles Lakers ( Assistant )

Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973 in San Francisco , California ) is a retired American basketball player and current coach . He played from 1994 to 2013 in the US professional league NBA , most recently with the New York Knicks . In 2011 he won the championship with the Dallas Mavericks .

Kidd is second on the league's career assist list, second on the list of steals and eighth on the list of converted three-point throws. He is also the player with the fourth most triple doubles in NBA history. In his 19 seasons in the NBA, Kidd was eleven times the player with the most triple doubles of the respective season. On March 31, 2018, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player . Kidd is often considered one of the best point guards in NBA history.

Career as a player

Early years

Kidd was born the first of six children. He was raised by his Afro-American father and Irish-American mother in Oakland Hills and attended St. Paschal Baylon School there. He often played on the courses in Oakland, where he also regularly faced later NBA All-Star Gary Payton .

He later moved to St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda , California and was part of the basketball team. He led the St. Joseph Notre Dame Pilots to two state championships and averaged 25 points, 10 assists , 7 rebounds and 7 steals per game in his senior year . For these achievements, he was rewarded with numerous individual awards, including the Naismith Award for the best high school basketball player in the nation. He was also named Player of the Year by PARADE and USA Today magazines . He was also named California Player of the Year twice and was also a McDonald's All-American .

Kidd's UC Berkeley jersey with the number 5


Kidd decided to attend the University of California, Berkeley , a university that won only 10 of 28 games last year. He attended Berkeley for two years. In his first year he was able to record 13 points, 7.7 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 3.8 steals on average. He was named National Freshman of the Year . With his 220 assists and 110 steals, he set new school records.

In his sophomore year he was able to improve even further: 16.7 points, 9.1 assists, 6.9 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game. With his total of 272 assists, he set another record. That year he was named Pac-10 Player of the Year and a First Team All-American.

As of 2004, Kidd's jersey number 5 has not been awarded at the University of California.

Dallas Mavericks (1994-1996)

Jason Kidd was selected in the 1994 draft process in second position - after the first pick Glenn Robinson - by the Dallas Mavericks , who could only win 13 games the previous season. In Kidd's first year they rose to 36 wins. That year he shared the NBA Rookie of the Year award with Grant Hill of the Detroit Pistons .

Kidd led the New Jersey Nets to the NBA Finals twice

Together they led the NBA All-Rookie First Team this year. Along with Jim Jackson and Jamal Mashburn , he was one of the top three top performers in Dallas who were expected to see an upswing in the Mavericks game.

Phoenix Suns (1996-2001)

The trio was separated and Kidd joined the Phoenix Suns with Tony Dumas in the 1996/97 season . The Suns reached the NBA play-offs with Kidd in all five seasons but never managed to win the championship.

New Jersey Nets (2001-2008)

In 2001, Kidd was sent to the New Jersey Nets with Chris Dudley in exchange for Stephon Marbury , Johnny Newman and Soumaila Samake . In his very first season with the Nets, he led them to a surprising 52 victories and finished second in the election for MVP of the regular season. He led the team to the NBA Finals twice in a row ( 2002 and 2003 ), but had to admit defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers in the first final and the San Antonio Spurs in the second . In 2004, Kidd was operated on with the microfracture technique on the knee for a cartilage injury.

In early January 2008, he managed to achieve three triple doubles in a row, which had previously only been achieved by Grant Hill (1997) and Michael Jordan (1989).

Return to the Dallas Mavericks (2008-2012)

On February 19, 2008, Kidd was traded with Malik Allen and Antoine Wright to the Dallas Mavericks , where he had started his NBA career. In exchange, Devin Harris , Trenton Hassell, Maurice Ager , DeSagana Diop and Keith Van Horn , as well as a first-round draft pick for 2009 and 2010, went to the Nets. Dallas also paid a $ 3 million hand money. With an annual salary of $ 21,372 million, he was the highest-paid point guard in the league for the 2008/2009 season.

With the Mavericks, Kidd could win the NBA championship

Kidd had hoped to become champions with the Dallas Mavericks, but this plan failed for the time being in the second playoff round in 2009, where his Dallas Mavericks were knocked out 4-1 by the Denver Nuggets.In 2009, he signed a contract for three more years that gave him more than 25 Raised millions of dollars. In the 2010 play-offs, the Mavs were eliminated in the first round against the San Antonio Spurs .

On November 12, 2010, Kidd shared the 11,000. Assist his career off. He achieved the second most assists in NBA history - only John Stockton could achieve more (15,806).

In the 2010/2011 season he finally won his first and only NBA championship with the Mavericks. On February 21, 2012, he overtook Michael Jordan on the all-time list of steals and reached number two behind John Stockton .

New York Knicks (2012-2013)

He did not renew his expiring contract in Dallas and moved to the New York Knicks , who had already tried to sign him three years earlier. He signed a three-year contract and wore the number 5 again. After only one year at the Knicks, Kidd ended his career after a total of 19 years as a professional. He is the only player in NBA history to score at least 16,000 points, 8,000 rebounds and 12,000 assists.

For his achievements as a player in the NBA, Jason Kidd was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2018 .

Career as a coach

Brooklyn Nets (2013 to 2014)

After the end of his active career, Kidd announced that he wanted to work as a coach in the future. He was then introduced in June 2013 as the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets , for which he was active as a player in New Jersey from 2001 to 2008. Kidd received a contract until 2015. With the Nets, Kidd was able to reach the play-offs after a weak start, but lost in the second round against the Miami Heat, which was dominant at the time . Afterwards, Kidd asked for more skills in putting the squad together. However, this was rejected by management.

Kidd as Head Coach of the Milwaukee Bucks

Via Trade , Kidd was then given to the Milwaukee Bucks and took over the post of head coach.

Milwaukee Bucks (2014 to 2018)

For the 2014/15 season , Kidd succeeded Larry Drew as the new coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. His contract was taken over from Brooklyn and ran until the end of the season. Kidd reached the play-offs with the Bucks in his first year, where they were eliminated 2-4 in the first round against the Chicago Bulls . In 2016, the play-offs were clearly missed, in the following season they were eliminated in the first round with 2: 4 against the Toronto Raptors . After a period of weakness in January 2018, Jason Kidd was released from his duties as head coach of the Bucks.

Los Angeles Lakers (since 2019)

In July 2019, Kidd signed a contract as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers .

Awards and Achievements

Jason Kidd
medal table

Basketball (men)

United StatesUnited States United States
Olympic games
gold 2000 Sydney United States
gold 2008 Beijing United States
  • As a basketball player
    • Dallas Mavericks (1994-1996, 2008-2012)
    • Phoenix Suns (1996-2001)
      • 5 × NBA Player of the Week : Calendar week 11 1998, KW16 1998, KW15 1999, KW50 1999, KW13 2001
      • 3 × NBA All-Star: 1998, 2000, 2001
      • 3 × All-NBA team
        • 1st team: 1998 / 99–2000 / 01
      • 3 × NBA All-Defensive Team
        • 1st team: 1998/99, 2000/01
        • 2nd team: 1999/2000
      • 1 × NBA Player of the Month : April 1999
    • New Jersey Nets (2001-2008)
      • 2 × NBA Player of the Month : November 2001, December 2002
      • 9 × NBA Player of the Week : Calendar week 52 2001, KW5 2002, KW12 2002, KW51 2002, KW14 2003, KW52 2003, KW5 2004, KW17 2005, KW11 2007
      • 3 × All-NBA team
        • 1st team: 2001/02, 2003/04
        • 2nd team: 2002/03
      • 6 × NBA All-Defensive Team
        • 1st team: 2001/02, 2005/06
        • 2nd team: 2002/03 - 2004/05, 2006/07
      • 5 × NBA All-Star: 2002-2004, 2007-2008
    • New York Knicks (2012-2013)
      • 1 × NBA Sportsmanship Award: 2012/13
  • As a trainer
    • Brooklyn Nets (2013-2014)
      • 2 × Eastern Conference Coach of the Month : January 2014, March 2014
    • Milwaukee Bucks (2014-2018)
      • 1 × Eastern Conference Coach of the Month : March 2017

See also

Web links

Commons : Jason Kidd  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Alberto De Roa: NBA nicknames: The ultimate compilation. These are (pretty much) all the nicknames in NBA history. In: HoopsHype.com. USA Today , February 24, 2019, accessed May 25, 2020 .
  2. Jason Kidd Player Profile, New York Knicks, News, Rumors, NBA Stats, NCAA Stats, Events Stats, Game Logs, Bests, Awards - RealGM. Retrieved April 25, 2020 .
  3. ^ NBA All-Time-Stats
  4. Triple Double Alert, Part 3
  5. a b The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame :: Jason Kidd. Retrieved April 18, 2020 (English).
  6. Maya Felipa Varian: Jason Kidd. November 18, 2016, accessed April 26, 2020 .
  7. Sources: Mavs, Nets close in on Kidd deal on espn.org of February 12, 2008
  8. Jason Kidd's career data on basketball-reference.com from August 13, 2010
  9. Jason Kidd Stats, News, Photos - Dallas Mavericks - ESPN Statistics on ESPN (as of June 15, 2009)
  10. Kidd stays true to agreement, signs 3-year deal with Mavs ( Memento of July 13, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) , July 11, 2009.
  11. 11,000 assists
  12. Career Statistics: Assists
  13. Lakers make it official, add Jason Kidd to coaching staff. Retrieved April 18, 2020 (English).